A Crisis in the Making


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The sinking of a South Korean ship is just the latest of North Korea’s provocations.

The Coming Tax Hike


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Obama may have handed Republicans the perfect election-year slogan: Just say no to new taxes.

No, Sean, Carter Isn’t Distancing Himself from Obama


Mediaite is calling Sean Hannity to task for a misleading characterization of recent remarks from former President Jimmy Carter.  It seems Foreign Affairs recently warned that the worst-case scenario of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy was that the current president would end up looking like the thirty-ninth.  Naturally, Carter was none too thrilled about being [...]

The Savaging of Paul Ryan


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The Wisconsin Republican has a plan to restore America’s financial footing – and Democrats won’t forgive him for it.

Courtroom Cirque du Jihad


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Welcome to the circus trial of “Lady al-Qaeda” Aafia Siddiqui.

James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News


Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]

Storylines With Politically Fatal Endings


If Politico’s John F. Harris is correct and “Presidential politics is about storytelling” then the Obama campaign took an enormous risk using a narrative that left a lot to the individual imagination. Obama’s ambiguous call for change, created a fill-in-the-blank scenario for independents and moderates, and a call-to-arms for progressives.
In Monday’s article “7 stories Barack [...]